Easy pumpkin muffin anyone? These chocolate chip pumpkin muffinswith cranberries are jam packed with warming fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger. Plus, there's pumpkin seeds for added oomph and texture. They're sure to be a fall favourite!
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword easy pumpkin muffins, fall muffins, leftover pumpkin puree
1/2cupunsalted butter(softened at room temperature)
1cuppure pumpkin puree(not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3cupvanilla almond milk
1cupdark chocolate chips(plus more for top before baking)
baking spray(to grease muffin liners)
1 to 2tablespoonsunsalted pumpkin seeds
Mix all dry ingredients down to clove in a bowl and lay to one side. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) blend butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add vanilla extract. Then, add and eggs, one at a time, until combined. Add pumpkin puree and almond milk and blend about 30 seconds.
Add reserved flour mixture to stand mixer mixture and blend until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add chocolate chunks and cranberries and blend until incorporated.
Line muffin tin with muffin liners and spray with baking spray. Scoop muffin mixture into liners.
Top with pumpkin seeds and extra chocolate chips.
Bake about 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into muffins. Let cool on rack about 10 to 20 minutes. Enjoy!
This recipe yields a lot of batter. Use it all! Fill up the muffin liners completely; each muffin has a full standard ice-cream scoop plus a little bit.
If you'd rather you can skip the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove and add about 2 teaspoons or so of pumpkin pie spice.
Dark chocolate chips are used in this recipe, but feel free to use milk, semi-sweet or even white chocolate chips. I also tested with chocolate chunks; while they gave the same taste, I preferred the look of chips.
Bake until a wooden skewer comes out free from wet batter. These take about 18 to 20 minutes; check on at 18 minutes since ovens vary.
Like pretty much all baked goods, these are best enjoyed the day they are made, but can last up to 3 days.